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Walk to honour the missing and murdered to stop in Williams Lake

They began their journey in Norway House, Manitoba to honor the missing and murdered people in Canada and will be in Williams Lake Thursday evening.

Brenda Osborne, who is one of 7 walkers, says her cousin was kidnapped and murdered in The Pas, MB when was 8 years old where was sent to residential school.

She says the Walk For All Missing and Murdered is to promote awareness and a call out to all levels of government.

“We need change, we need different people even Chief and Council…Help us walk, help us share our stories so communities will stand up.”

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Osborne’s 21-year-old daughter had also disappeared 7 years ago.

She says although she has participated in similar walks in Manitoba for seven years there has been no response from the federal government.

“When we did our walk from Norway House to Winnipeg to Ottawa in 2011 all he did is he comes out and looked at us and he turned and walked away. Nothing’s been done…Nothing. Even with the police detectives.”

The walkers who arrived in 100 Mile House Tuesday evening and walk roughly 100 kilometers per day, hope to reach Prince Rupert by Sept. 5-a total distance of about 2,800km.

Osborne says from there the group plans on walking to Vancouver.

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